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Irish History

Online Resources

Databases & Websites

An Gorta Mór: The Great Hunger Archive (Quinnipiac University).
Act of Union Virtual Library: A Digital Resource for the Act of Union of 1800. A unique collection of pamphlets, newspapers, parliamentary papers and manuscript material contemporary with the 1800 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain.
The American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS). A multidisciplinary scholarly organization with approximately 1500 members in the United States, Ireland, Canada, and other countries around the world.
Ark: Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive
CELT:The Online Resource for Irish History, Literature and Politics (History Department, University College Cork). A searchable online database consisting of contemporary and historical texts from many areas, including literature and the other arts.
Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland:1801-1922. EPPI involves the electronic cataloguing and full-text digitisation of some 13,700 British Parliamentary papers (containing around 600,000 pages) from the University of Southampton's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications.
Irish Penal Laws. "Penal Laws" is the name given to the code of laws passed by the Protestant Parliament of Ireland which regulated the status of Roman Catholics through most of the 18th century. These laws are key to understanding the history of the period as well as the sectarian conflicts that still plague Northern Ireland. The purpose of this site is to make the raw material of these laws accessible to historians, legal scholars, students, and other interested people.
Irish Script on Screen (School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies). A free site providing digitized images of Irish manuscripts from various libraries and institutions, together with relevant commentary.
Historical Parliamentary Debates, Ireland
History of Ireland: Primary Documents (Eurodocs, BYU)
Trinity College Library, Dublin
Northern Ireland Conflict Primary and secondary sources on the Northern Ireland Conflict from 1968 to the present with searchable bibliographical and other databases.
Northern Irish Assembly. Official website of The Northern Ireland Assembly.
Parliamentary Debates, Ireland
Royal Irish Academy Library and Catalogue. The RIA's collection of c.2,000 manuscripts includes the largest corpus of Irish language manuscripts in a single repository, the oldest surviving Irish manuscript, the Cathach, or Psalter of St. Columba, and other important early texts.

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Periodicals & Newspapers

New Hibernia Review

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Irish History Online (Irish History Online in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography and London's Past Online). Online bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with Ireland from prehistoric times to the present. It is a guide to the work of historians rather than to original sources, unless they have been edited and republished by historians.
The Women's History Project. A searchable database containing descriptions of over 14,000 collections and sources held in over 420 public and private repositories in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland relating to the history of women in Ireland from the earliest times to the present.

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Directory of Irish Archives, edited by Seamus Helferty and Raymond Refaussé.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2003.
Location: Green Library, HASRC (Lane Room): Non-circulating (CD1100 .D46 2003)
The Encyclopaedia of Ireland. Brian Lalor, general editor.
Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2003.
Location: Green Library, (DA906 .E527 2003)
Encyclopedia of Ireland: An A-Z Guide to its People, Places, History, and Culture, Ciaran Brady, general editor.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (DA906 .E53 2000)
A New History of Ireland, edited by T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne.
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press
Location: Green Library, Information Center (non-circulating) and Stacks (DA912 .N48 v.1-9)
Twentieth-Century Ireland: Nation and State, Dermot Keogh.
Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, c1994.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (DA959 .K463 1994)

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Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Volume/date range: Vol. 1 (1986)-
Location: Green Library, Stacks (DA947.3 .E53 v.1-present)
Irish Historical Studies
Location: Latest year or volume in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (DA900 .I63 v.1-present)

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Microform Resources


Irish Political and Radical Newspapers of the Twentieth Century.
Dublin, Ireland: Irish Microforms, 1976-
Note: Phase 1, 1895-1941, Section 1, 3-4, 6-8 housed in Hoover Library under call number: MFILM DA959.I78.
Location: Green Library, Media-Microtext Collection ( MFILM N.S. 2183)


Elizabethan Ireland and the Settlement of Ulster: The Carew Papers from Lambeth Palace Library.
London: World Microfilms Publications, 1978. 15 microfilm reels; 35 mm.
Note: For contents consult user's guide: List of contents and index to reels Elizabethan Ireland and the
settlement of Ulster (DA905.C3 1978), located in Current Periodicals/Microtext (c.1) and Reference Room (c.2).
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection, MFILM N.S. 10227

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